Clare Baker has worked in the professional dance arena for more than 30 years. Central to her artistic practice is an exchange and collaboration with other artists. She has performed in site-based, durational, improvisational and dance theatre works with choreographers such as Joe Moran, Fin Walker, Rosemary Butcher, Lea Anderson, Kate Brown and Laliteraja. Clare has produced and toured her own work both nationally and internationally, receiving a number of commissions which include ‘She has Fallen and Now She is Awake’ for The First Physical Theatre Company in South Africa; ‘Between the Corridors’ in Copenhagen as part of The European City of Culture; and ‘Flock’ for SMD in Denmark. Clare has extensive teaching experience and is currently a lecturer at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance.
Amanda Gough trained as a dancer at Trinity Laban and Florida State University. Amanda and Sonia Rafferty formed Double Vision in 1997 and have choreographed numerous works together including, Spheres of Influence (2015) for the Trinity Laban CAT (Centre for Advanced Training). Amanda¹s dance film Grace Notes (2011) has been screened in festivals in the UK, Uruguay, USA and Brazil. Amanda is Co-Programme Leader for the MA in Dance Performance at Trinity Laban and teaches Choreography, Dance Artist as Teacher and Dance Artist in Community and Education electives on the Undergraduate Programme.
Gary Lambert trained at the Royal Ballet School and worked with the Royal Ballet and Rombert Dance Company. His independent roles such as choreographer, teacher and performer led him to co-establish the company Small Axe in 1992. Gary was appointed Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Dance in 2004 at the now TrintyLaban Conservatoire for Music and Dance where he has worked since 1998, teaching Cunningham based technique, Choreography and creating commissioned works. He was awarded the Howard Gilman Fellowship in 2013 by the Howard Gilman foundation, to undertake a MFA in Choreography at Jacksonville University, Florida, which he completed in 2015. He is currently engaged in developing new work in response to his research.
Naomi Lefebvre Sell
Dr. Naomi Lefebvre Sell is a Senior Lecturer at Trinity Laban and lectures across the BA and MA programmes within the fields of choreography, performance and research methods. Originally from Canada, Naomi’s background as a professional dancer includes work with both Butoh and Cunningham-influenced companies. Her choreography has been commissioned and presented across Canada and Europe. Naomi has a BFA in Dance from Simon Fraser University and a MA Choreography and PhD in Creative Practice (Dance) from Trinity Laban. Naomi’s work has been published in Research in Dance Education and most recently she co-authored a chapter with Prof Sarah Whatley in, Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities; Contemporary Sacred Narratives. Naomi is a recent recipient of Arts Council England funding to develop her research on mindfulness and creativity.
Katye Coe is an independent dance artist, senior lecturer in dance and the Artistic Director of Decoda. She has taught, choreographed and performed since graduating in 1998 and continues to do so across Europe. Most recent collaborations have been with Florence Peake and Joe Moran; and trainings with Helen Poynor and the Skinner Releasing Institute. Katye is studying part time on the MA in Creative Practice at Independent Dance/Trinity Laban/Siobhan Davies Dance.